Hope everyone had a nice Mother’s Day!  Or, as it’s known in my house, Bill Hall Day.  *it’s 2074, Grey Albright’s frozen head is on a shelf next to Ted Williams’ frozen head*  “Hey, Ted Williams, Happy Bill Hall Day.”  “You’ve been calling it that for 65 years.”  “It’ll catch on by next year.  By the way, you have a booger-icicle hanging from your nose.”  For Mother’s Day for Cougs, I took a picture of our dog Ted’s penis, then Photoshopped it into Bill Hall’s hands, so it looked like a pink bat.  Of course, I inscribed it, “You’re always a home run to me.”  I’m so romantic!  Any hoo!  Sean Newcomb silenced the Marlins pink bats and pink jerseys and pink hats — were they also advertising Anna Faris’ new movie, because they went Overboard! — 6 IP, 0 ER, 5 baserunners (1 hit), 6 Ks, ERA at 2.51.  Of course, this matchup wasn’t the hardest, but his peripherals (10.4 K/9, 4.2 BB/9, 3.65 xFIP) look close to that of a number two to three fantasy starter.  Not bad since he was drafted as number five.  He’s one bad mother!  Or May the Bill Hall Be With You.  Anyway, here’s what else I saw this weekend in fantasy baseball:

Mike Soroka – 4 2/3 IP, 1 ER, but four unearned runs because of Butcher Boy Bautista.  This was like a combination ticker shock and ticker tease!  Looking at the score, you could’ve sworn Soroka gave up multiple runs, but you also figured he got the win.  Then, somehow adding insult to injury, I also had Vizcaino pitch for no reason.  Somehow, I had 5 2/3 IP, 1 ER in a Braves 10-5 win and did not get a Win or a Save.  #fantasybaseballproblems

Jose Urena – 6 IP, 3 ER, 6 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 4.38.  He out-tilded Acuña in the first inning, when a pitch rose, sunk, then rose again.  Can’t prepare for that sorta thing.  Dansby had Aunt Tilda pitch batting practice but not the same.

Ryan Zimmerman – Hit the DL with “How can we keep Matt Adams in the lineup with the least number of excuses.”  The only cure is Matt Adams not hitting anymore.

Mark Reynolds – 3-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer.  Okay, Zimmerman out also gives Reynolds a little room to stretch.  It’s all he needs since he’s Mini Donkey.

Trea Turner – 1-for-3, 2 runs and a slam (5) and legs (13).  Get dem goodies, Treat Urner!

Jeremy Hellickson – 5 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.20.  According to the Stream-o-Nator, his next start will be against the Dodgers, and since they’re playing for 2019, but should be playing for 2018, I think the start could go a bunch of different ways.  I should’ve been a landscape architect with those hedges!

Jacob deGrom – 1 IP, 0 ER, 3 BBs, 2 Ks, 45 pitches, as he was activated from the DL.  Seems like deGrom located his elbow, but not his pitches.  Mickey Callaway said, “DeGrom gave us one scoreless inning, so we might go to a 9-man rotation.”

Carlos Santana – 2-for-3, 2 runs and his 7th homer.  Is it too much to ask Santana to sneeze on Hoskins?  Hygiene is for sissies!

Edubray Ramos – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  Fun fact!  Bray.edu is donkey school.  Speaking of jackasses, Hector Neris has done all he can do to lose the Phils closer job.  It’s really a modern-day miracle that The Jacked Up Jew stuck to Neris as long as he did.  Ramos has a 1.13 ERA and a 11.3 K/9, that’s answering your inner monologue, “Can Ramos be a closer?”  By the way, work on that inner monologue, it sounds very 2017 Don Mattingly.  Also, vying for Phils saves:  Tommy Hunter (stop laughing), Luis Garcia and Seranthony Dominguez.  Just what Kapler needs, options.

Freddy Peralta – 5 2/3 IP, 0 ER, 3 baserunners, 13 Ks as he was called up for the start.  Oh, and that start was in Coors.  *whistles real low*  Whoa.  Here’s what Prospector Ralph said about him, “A small right hander with the ability to miss bats in bunches. Truly a player after my own heart. He mixes a deceptive low to mid 90’s four-seamer, with good movement, a slider and an above average changeup. His delivery is a funky crossfire delivery makes it hard for hitters to pickup the ball coming out of his hand. It’s likely the root of some of his walk issues as well, which remain the only stain on an otherwise stellar profile. Seriously, he led all of MiLB in BAA at .177, and struck out 12+ per 9 IP across multiple levels. While everyone is clamoring to own Burnes and Woodruff, it might be Peralta that ends out he most fantasy relevant of the bunch. The knocks are obvious, his lack of size (he’s 5’11, 175 lbs), and funky delivery. Personally I’m buying Peralta everywhere I can. He’s deceptive with three pitches, he can throw for strikes, and employs a smart and instinctual approach to sequencing.  Speaking of sequencing, do you think there’s something wrong with Grey’s DNA sequencing?”  Aw, c’mon!  Not sure if he’s staying up, so my enthusiasm is limited.  However, if I had room, I’d grab him in deeper leagues, in case he does stick.  If I were the Brewers, I’d keep Peralta in the rotation, and bump Suter for the return of Chase Anderson.

Ryan Braun – 0-for-5, 4 Ks, hitting .222.  Sure, I could mention Tony Wolters, Dahl, Shaw or Aguilar homering in Coors, but you’re supposed to do that in Coors.  Braun has a .268 OBP!  What a PEDs of shizz.

Bruce Rondon – 1 IP, 0 ER and his 1st save.  The White Sox SAGNOF shituation has been Joakim “Since We Got Him” and Mr. Jones “Help Me Believe In Anything Cause I Wanna Be Someone Who Believes.  Yeah.”  Those guys are, how do we say this, garbage.  Bruce Rondon is not exactly the meow’s cat, but maybe he run away with the job, which would take stringing together three saves in a row.

Jeff Samardzija – 5 2/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 6.94.  Really rounding into form!  That form is a dead pigeon floating in a toilet.

Nick Hundley – 1-for-4, 3 RBIs and his 4th homer, hitting .290.  Because I’m an ass, I looked up on our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater to see who has more value this year, Hundley or Posey.  Still Posey, but a lot closer than you thought it would be a month ago.

Charlie Morton – 7 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 14 Ks, ERA at 2.03.  After Morton threw two less-than-stellar games in three a few weeks ago, you had less confidence in him.  What would you say to your Two-Week-Ago Self?  Stop looking at small sample sizes, you douchenozzle!

Evan Gattis – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .214.  This was his 2nd homer in as many games.  So, that’s why CBS ranked him in the top 20 overall!

Dallas Keuchel – 7 IP, 0 ER, 4 baserunners, 8 Ks, ERA at 3.10.  Astros’ team ERA is how much below the next closest team?  More or less than half a run?  More.  True or false, there are teams that have an ERA more than twice of the Astros?  True, four of them.  The Astros 2.52 ERA is insane.  Their BAA is .196!  Their K/9 is 10.5!  And a new record of 17 bottles of pine tar used!

Michael Wacha – 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 3.09.  Weird to be negative after a solid start, but I’m half-Jewish — the neurotic side — so let’s try!  His velocity is down; Ks are down; walks are up; xFIP is up; ground balls are down and hard contact is up.  Is there anything positive here; that’s rhetorical, isn’t it?

Harrison Bader – 2-for-4, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 3rd homer, hitting .258.  Ginsburg!

Adam Wainwright – Headed back to the DL with elbow–Whatever!  Grab Jack Flaherty!

Chase Headley – Designated for assignment.  That assignment is to figure out why the Padres traded for him literally a few months ago.

Franmil Reyes – Power-hitting prospect was called up.  Look at the Padres finally looking to turn the page, though that’s a Streets song, and Franmil sounds straight Lil’ Wayne.  “Franmil mil mil mil mil…mil mil, a, mil.”  That’s Lil’ Wayne freestyling.  Prospector Ralph and Lance just went over Franmil in depth in this week’s prospect podcast.  This was Cougs and I listening to the podcast.  *twenty minutes in*  “That sounds like Ralph, from your podcast.”  *thirty seconds later*  “Yeah, it is.”  “Oh.”  *five minutes later*  “Is he always on this?”  *30 seconds later*  “Yes.”  “Oh.”  #MarriedLife  Ralph says Reyes looks like a right handed Big Papi.  He does.  Playing time is what it’s going to come down to, it’s between Matt Sczrczrczr and Travis Jankowski.  Yo, fellas, buy a vowel!  If it’s between Sczrczrczr and Jankowski, Franmil might have a chanczrski.

Clayton Richard – 8 IP, 2 ER, 6 baserunners, 10 Ks, ERA at 5.20.  He’s a straight Hodgepadre.

Matt Carpenter – Benched for three straight games so the Cards could start Jedd Gyorko.  Something’s going on there in St. Louie, and I like it.  First, they had no qualms about starting Jo-Ma, and batting him third all year, now they appear to be moving on from past-his-prime Matt Carpenter.  Love it!  The year is 1 A.D of our Jedd.

Mike Clevinger – 7 2/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 5 Ks, ERA at 2.70.  Even Mars Blackmon would agree, “It’s not the shoes.”  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, let me take you down the stupidity of MLB.  They warned/threatened Clevinger if he didn’t stop using colorful cleats, he’d be fined and/or suspended.  Then Clevinger shot back at them, MLB wants players to have fun, then bars them from having fun.  100% agree with Clevinger.  Here’s some Nas bars, “So you can’t blame jazz musicians…Or David Stern with his NBA fashion issues…Oh, I think like me in my white tee…You can’t ice me…We here for life, MLB.”  I might’ve added the MLB.

Danny Duffy – 3 1/3 IP, 9 ER, ERA at 6.51.  Someone should disguise themselves as someone from the Royals front office, call the MLB front office and put Duffy on the DL.

Jose Ramirez – 2-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and a slam (12) and legs (6).  Guessing, maybe, I don’t know, possibly, hmm, well, who knows, just maybe, it didn’t matter Jose Ramirez didn’t look good for the 1st two weeks of the season.

Michael Brantley – 1-for-5, 2 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, and 2nd homer in the last three games, hitting .336.   OWH, Own While Healthy, or OW History Channel, which is what I call an H.

Yan Gomes – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs and his 5th homer, hitting .266.  As Kendrick Lamar would say, the Yan is the power that be.

Chris Archer – 7 IP, 6 ER, ERA at 5.64.  I don’t own Archer this year, but take it from someone who owned him last year, and regrets ranking him as I high as I did in the preseason, he is essentially a younger, healthier Samardzija.  Nice K-rate, everything else is a hot ball of deep fried yuck.

Blake Snell – 3 1/3 IP, 5 ER, ERA at 3.12.  It’s one thing when a guy gets hit in a bad matchup, but when he faces the Everlasting Sobfloppers and comes away with a mollywhopping, well, Sobfloppers should not be mollywhopping, ya hear?

Dylan Bundy – 7 IP, 0 ER, 6 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 4.53.  *holds envelope to head* “Seventeen.”  *rips open envelope, reads paper inside*  “What is the number of runs Bundy needs to win?” And may Miguel Sano mistake you for a throw pillow.

Trey Mancini – 2-for-5, 2 runs, 2 RBIs and his 6th homer, and 3rd homer since I said I lost patience with him.  On one hand, I’m glad he turned his season around this week because I still own him.  On the other hand, he made me look dopey for moving on from him the day before he broke out.  On a third hand that is actually five finger limes, shows us sometimes you just gotta trust your Gladwell Blink.

Danny Valencia – 4-for-5, 3 runs, 4 RBIs and his 5th homer.  He’s hitting near-.300 in the last week with two homers.  Could be a little schmotato risin’.

Joey Rickard – 3-for-5, 3 runs, 5 RBIs and his 1st and 2nd homer.  A two-homer game goes a long towards a hot schmotato, but these huge-scoring games sometimes are anomalies, and nothing becomes of the guys coming out of them.

David Price – 5 1/3 IP, 2 ER, 8 baserunners, 6 Ks, ERA at 4.89, as he was activated.  After the game, Price said, “If I used another power-up, I could’ve knocked out their defense sooner–,” then he slowly realized the media was asking about the baseball game, and lowered his joystick.

J.D. Martinez – 2-for-3, 3 RBIs and his 10th homer, hitting .342.  Just Dong because you deserve the very best!

Domingo German – 5 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.26.  I’m going to leave my seltzer on the counter in this ISIS recruitment center and go take a pee.  Could someone watch my drink for me?  Thanks, jihadists!  *four hours later*  Hey, why is my face being used as a lampshade?  AHHHH!!!  ROOFIE!!!

Giancarlo Stanton – 4-for-4, 3 RBIs, and his 10th homer, hitting .252.  He’s only eight batting average points behind Didi.  Speaking of Didi…Eat a D, world!

Nick Tropeano – 6 IP, 3 ER, 8 baserunners, 2 Ks, ERA at 3.64, as he was activated.  As long as he’s home, the Stream-o-Nator likes him, and A) I don’t disagree. B) He’s home next time. C) There’s no C.

Keynan Middleton – Had elbow discomfort about, oh, I don’t know, two weeks ago.  Nothing, no big thing, it’ll be fine, then pitched in, like, five of six games and now is hurt again.  You don’t say!  C’mon!  Really?  Wow, surprised.  Wait, there’s more…

Jim Johnson – 1 1/3 IP, 0 ER, ERA at 3.32.  He’s blown saves in two of his last four appearances, so, of course, The Sciosciapath has continued to use him like a closer.  So, for Angels closer, it could be Johnson or Blake Parker, likely in that order, though my confidence level is at subterranean.

Shohei Ohtani – 6 1/3 IP, 1 ER, 5 baserunners, 11 Ks, ERA at 3.58.  Before yesterday’s game, on the Player Rater, he was the 59th best starter ($3.20).  Some guys above him were Ed-Rod, Hamels, Cahill, Liriano, Caleb Smith and Matthew Boyd.  This start will obviously move him up (it updates after I finish writing this, unless I were to write one really long ellipsis……………Okay, I’m too lazy for that), but starting every ten games takes a lot of Ohtani’s value.

Kyle Gibson – 6 IP, 2 ER, 7 baserunners, 7 Ks, ERA at 3.43.  Rudy texted me the other day, “Gibson was dropped in our 15-team league?  I don’t understand it.”  I then ignored the text for 25 minutes, annoyed that I didn’t see it first that Gibson was dropped, so I could’ve claimed him, because Rudy and I are battling for 1st and 2nd place and I could’ve used Gibson.  Finally, I swallowed my anger, and texted back, “Oh.”  Then Rudy texted back, “I think it’s Clippard.”

Fernando Romero – 5 IP, 1 ER, 7 baserunners (3 BBs), 6 Ks, ERA at 0.54.  You can almost feel him ramping up a good roofie for you.  However (Grey’s turning the boat!), the Stream-o-Nator doesn’t completely hate his next start if you’re feeling lucky.

Ervin Santana – Will throw BP today.  Must be down in the Gulf to throw BP.  He chucking it at seagulls?  Bunch of sickos!

Michael Fulmer – 4 1/3 IP, 6 ER, ERA up to 4.37.  The Regression Fairies record five-hour blocks of Logo, they went to Coachella dressed as a Regression Fairy, and they will destroy your ratios!

Kyle Seager – 1-for-5 and his 7th homer.  Seager is a robot with his 27-HR, .260-average seasons.  I will call him, Seager27-Dot260.

Robinson Cano – Left the game with a fractured hand after taking a Blaine Hardy pitch off his hand.  Hardy should stick to the musical revue, Red, White and Blaine.  Cano will obviously be out a while, which could mean Dee Gordon moves to 2B and Taylor Motter gets everyday playing time in the outfield.  See that, all teams are dressing in pink, and the M’s are out here doing a Motter’s Day promotion.

Yasiel Puig – 1-for-3 and his 1st homer, hitting .204, as he hits 8th.  “Hey, there’s no reason to parasail with a dead body, so just unlatch Puig–Wait!  He moved his arm!  He’s alive!”

Joey Votto – 1-for-3, 2 RBIs and a slam (6) and legs (1), hitting .288.  You were worried about him, and he’s on pace for 24 homers and 4 steals!  Wait, that’s not so great.

Luis Castillo – 6 IP, 2 ER, 4 baserunners (0 BBs), 8 Ks, ERA at 6.02.  This start came against the Dodgers who were dismantled by the Curse of the Sleeping Larry King.  Damn, you Larry King!  Wake up so the Dodgers can shake your hex!

Billy Hamilton – 2-for-3, 1 run and three steals (6, 7, 8), hitting .215.  Likely the combination of Hamilton’s speed, and the pitifulness of the Dodgers.  The Dodgers have as many wins as the Padres, and were swept by the Reds in Los Angeles.  Last time that happened, the Reds won the World Series.  Who are the new Nasty Boys?  T. Mahle and Romano?  That does sound nasty, but as in Italian and Mexican fusion.  “Hey, you want-a some Pizzadilla?  Pozone?  Guacamisu?”

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JAL
JAL
4 years ago

Need SP. Can move a 2B. Trade my Odor for Godley, 12-team 5×5? If not, any SP targets? TY!!

FF8007
FF8007
4 years ago

Better buy low Hoskins or Goldy (OPS Roto League)

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
4 years ago

Watch Drunk History Grey?

As a Canadian it’s how I learn American history..great show if you need a break from the dramas..

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
Reply to  Nightpandas
4 years ago

@Nightpandas: forgot to ask my question…do you see McMahon as a spec add With LeMahieu back to the DL? Apparently they tried him at 2nd in AAA

Fister
Fister
4 years ago

Would I be an idiot to start Scooter over Altuve in a H2H weekly?

William Hung
William Hung
4 years ago

Corbin has a 90+ mph fastball in the first inning – looking good

Favio Vasquez
4 years ago

Sean Newcomb or Charlie Morton rest of season?

Favio Vasquez
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Is Albies high value trade bait right now or keep ROS in Roto?
All the best to one of the best , thanks Grey!

Bumpin Utleys
Bumpin Utleys
4 years ago

Help!
Better 2b option for the next 8-10 weeks:
Gyorko, Kinsler, Descalso, Kingery, Yolmer Sanchez.

Bumpin Utleys
Bumpin Utleys
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: 2b is a wasteland…

I appreciate your advice.

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

Hey G…..Few ?s for you.
10 team 5×5 category redraft league
Would you drop Eugenio Suarez for Moncada(who’s on my DL)
Drop Hosmer for Buxton? Leap of faith here
Would you drop any of my Sp for Garrett Richards and/or Chris Archer?
My SPs
DeGrom
Quintana
Newcomb
Castillo
Snell
Taillon
Buehler
Caleb Smith

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Andrew Mellars
4 years ago

@Andrew Mellars: I should add that I would probably have to burn my #1 waiver for the pick up

Andrew Mellars
Andrew Mellars
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks for always replying to my questions. Sorry I can’t rep Razzball harder but I don’t wanna give up my shizz……Maybe you should start shittin the bed on you projections/advice. I’d refer folks your way all day!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
4 years ago

LOL I jumped the gun I want Machado I can figure out my pitching later haha… Also gonna now stash Vlad Jr for an IF of Bellinger/Rizzo/Machado/Vlad Jr for playoffs!!!

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

can I buy you for a twofer? you ever see the twofor snowstorm guy??

anyway who’s the drop for stashing vlad… puig or smoak? they are boring my bench

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
4 years ago

Greyyyyyy… got offered his Machado for my Suarez and severino… I have Sano on the DL for 3rd and Michado will be my SS

Shitwolf
Shitwolf
4 years ago

Greyyyyyy… got offered his Machado for my Suarez and severino… I have Sano on the DL for 3rd and Michado will be my SS

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
Tomorrow who sits?
Hittertron says Donaldson.
Thoughts?
Thanks!

Cron @ KC (Kennedy)
Suarez @ SF (Blach)
Donaldson @ NYM (Syndergaard)

Good Bob
Good Bob
4 years ago

12 team 6×6 h2h OPS
Tomorrow who sits?
Hittertron says Donaldson.
Thoughts?
Thanks!

Cron @ KC (Kennedy)
Suarez @ SF (Blach)
Donaldson @ NYM (Syndergaard)

Okebono
Okebono
4 years ago

should I trade Dahl for Godley or Quintana or neither?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Carrasco is killing me. Place your bets… undisclosed injury? Or undisclosed injury?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
Reply to  GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

@Grey: @GrassyKnollRedding:

Didn’t he just throw a complete game 14 K game?
Maybe he is just Italian like Quintana.

bossmanjunior333
bossmanjunior333
4 years ago

Drop Fulmer for which of the following interim pitching options in a h2h league:

C Smith LAD, @NYM, WAS
Soroka CHC, @PHI, NYM
Flaherty @MIN, PHI, @PIT
Pivetta @BAL, @STL, TOR
Gibson MIL, DET, @KC
Kuhl SD, @CIN, CHC
F Peralta @MIN, NYM, STL

Thanks!

Hoyt24
Hoyt24
4 years ago

My God I hate pitchers!! Never had this much bad luck in a season let alone the first month ha. Every pitcher I drafted sucks. Only reason my ERA is below 5 is cause of the site and SON.

Sorry no question- thanks for the great site!

Pugs & Slugs
Pugs & Slugs
4 years ago

Hi Grey,

I am in 9th place right now and I’m looking to make some changes. As you’ll see, I have a roster full of crappy starts. The following players are available on FA right now. Who, if any, would you recommend? Please tell me it gets better!!!!

Thanks!!

Hitters: Mac W, Reynolds, A-Gon, Bader, Parra
Pitchers: Kuhl (vs. SD), Stripling, F. Peralta(Waivers), Gsellman

10-Tm H2H NL-Only 5×5 OBP

CA Barnhardt
1B Au Schizz
2B Scooter
3B Rendon
SS Arcia
INF Kendrick
OF Acuna, Polanco, Souza, Pederson
UT Brinson
SP Hendricks, Godley, Castillo, Weaver, Mikolas, Mahle, Efflin
RP Knebel, Holland, Fields
B A. Rosario, Robles
DL Ryu

Pugs&Slugs
Pugs&Slugs
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks. Hernan Perez has been getting some Counsil love lately and has been good for the last two weeks.

Pugs&Slugs
Pugs&Slugs
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I’ll wait to see what happens with Brinson. If he gets sent down to work on his swing I’ll look to add. Also, we’ll see how Eflin looks.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

My lady friend told me that my first floor powder room “smells like the men’s room at Riverside Park”.
I’m not sure what is more concerning: that I may have a serious plumbing problem, or that my girlfriend is familiar with the smells of men’s rooms in local public parks.

Any input is welcome.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: You know what, you’re right. Granted your credibility has taken a hit with your assessment of “Pumps ‘N a Bump” the other day.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: While I’ll agree that the hook promotes a universal truth, it is severely lacking in depth in the verse. It is not a well-rounded powerhouse of a song like, say, Paper Boy’s “Ditty”.

Joel
Joel
4 years ago

The David Price/video games a carpal tunnel syndrome pun?

Joel
Joel
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: excellent!

JD
JD
4 years ago

Is Schoop too much to give for Inciarte? I need speed. Thanks!

Turd Wendell
Turd Wendell
4 years ago

Castillo and Matt Adams for McCutchen and Tanaka? Which side?

The Shoe
The Shoe
4 years ago

Thanks for the fantasy wisdom, Grey!

A. How do you view McCutchen in a 12 team points league up against the likes of F. Reyes, Healy, Gardner?

B. What’s up with Quintana? Rough start today… Are you in or out on him ROS?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

Would you pick up F Romero over either either Sokoka or F Peralta? Thanks!

henncoop
henncoop
4 years ago

Just need to vent here …
As a Brewer fan it is frustrating to watch Counsell manage. Overall since he arrived I am a fan but this year is a different story. He routinely played Sogard who finally got sent down with a .100 BA, then he calls up & plays Nick Franklin who gets hurt the the very 1st game he played & now is playing Saladino over Villar. Not sure if Villar kicked Counsell’s dog or pissed on his shoes but it is legit batshit crazy. Villar is far superior to any of that ragtag bunch. Even if he does not like the guy …play him; let him steal 25 bases & trade him for a SP.

Same goes for Domingo who is a young guy not getting playing time. From what I see he is taking walks & hitting the ball to all fields but having a definite power outage. If he really wants to trade him as was the rumor in Spring training, sitting him on the bench does not up his value. Young players need PT.

henncoop
henncoop
Reply to  henncoop
4 years ago

@henncoop: On the plus side I did get to see Kluber pitch & lose to the Brewers giving up a 433 foot bomb to the mighty Brent Suter …crazy stuff

Shin-Soo Choo Choo
Shin-Soo Choo Choo
4 years ago

12 team 5×5 roto redraft

Scrounging for saves.

Keep holding Tommy Hunter and Steckenrider, or drop either/both for:

M. Givens, Madson, B. Parker, Edubray Ramos, B. Rondon, Casilla

Thanks in advance.

Skippy over Jiff?
Skippy over Jiff?
4 years ago

Trade Luis Castillo for Eugenia Suarez? Thanks!

Lucky Dog
Lucky Dog
4 years ago

Friggin Albies keeps hitting home runs. Where’s the damn stolen bases? This dude’s killin me.

lol

Serioudly – I can’t remember a bigger SOD. Well, maybe Ontario “whizzinator” Smith, but that was self declared & he was a bust. Ozzie is just the man.

uncle ernie
uncle ernie
4 years ago

Good afternoon Grey. I may wait for today’s results on this but wanted your opinion. Drop Manaea and pick up Roark maybe for rest of season. Thanks sir.

peacecoast
peacecoast
4 years ago

sup from st kitts.

pc

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: the weather is here, wish you were beautiful

peacecoast
peacecoast
Reply to  peacecoast
4 years ago

@peacecoast: drop quintana for bundy?

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

You like Jose Martinez over Peralta? I’m shaking up my OF.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

I think Samard, Maeda, Tanaka, and Archer are all in the Pineda bucket. All the standard measures of evaluation rate them highly, but their command stinks. This has lead me to 2 questions:

Are there any good command metrics in existence?

Do the algorithms that Rudy employs utilize any such metrics, if they exist? (My apologies if this question goes too far into proprietary information.)

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: That’s one thing I’ve never been accused of. How does one go about directly asking Rudy questions?

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

@Fred Garvin MP: Plouffe! I have appeared. Totally hear what you are saying. Throwing strikes vs hitting spots are different. I don’t believe Steamer factors this in but it would be reflected in areas like projected HR rate and BABIP. There is some regression to mean which helps this type but not completely.

Fred Garvin MP
Fred Garvin MP
Reply to  Rudy Gamble
4 years ago

@Rudy Gamble: Thanks for the reply, Rudy. I figured projected babip and HR were shaped by exit velocity and batted ball type, which is partially an outcropping of command.

In your opinion, would consulting heatmaps cross-referenced with pitch type would be a good way to go about gaining a better understanding of pitchers and their command?

Rudy Gamble
Reply to  Fred Garvin MP
4 years ago

i know eno just published something in the athletic on ‘command’. don’t think anyone’s nailed it. i think if you are real interested in the subject, dig and see if you find something. my gut is that there’s little to no edge to be gained here. one of the biggest challenges with variables like this is not over-stating its impact because some/most of its impact is reflected already. For example…the ball travels better on hot days. So it’s a 93 degree day in Texas so that is good for Ranger hitters….but a park factor is used and that park factor bakes in fact that Texas is hotter than usual. So when i look at weather, i compare vs the avg temp in the park to avoid double-crediting the heat (the temp and the park factor). Writing this while on conference call so apologies if got too tangential…

edietrich1962
edietrich1962
4 years ago

Guess Acuna is not setting world on fire and saving our fantasy season.

Maybe I should have tried to trade him with all the hype a few weeks ago but hopefully he can turn it around!!

Mr. Glass
Mr. Glass
4 years ago

does Braun really hold any trade value at this point or is he to blah to get anything worth while in return, like pitching wise what could you realistically land for him in say a H2H points league

Mr. Glass
Mr. Glass
Reply to  Mr. Glass
4 years ago

@Mr. Glass: ALso do you think Pollock and Braun would be enough to pry Mookie away in said H2H yahoo points league or is that not enough/ too much

Mr. Glass
Mr. Glass
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: thats what i feared, i was close to dropping him soon so i figured id gauge his value

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Trade Andrew Miller for A Reyes? 5×5 roto 10 team

Chris M
Chris M
4 years ago

Is it time to drop Quintana?t

knucks
knucks
4 years ago

So close to a Quintana rage drop. Eff this guy.

J-FOH
J-FOH
4 years ago

Hey, Culligan Man!

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Finished Looming Tower, finished Silicon Valley, working on Barry and started season three of Bosch

HeHateMe
HeHateMe
4 years ago

Would you trade Andrew Miller for any of Peralta, Franchy or (god forbid) Todd Frazier?

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Quintana must be Italian.
He been handing out meatballs all day.

chris
chris
4 years ago

Hi Grey,

which side better:

Arenando and Aaroon Sanchez

for

Donaldson and Sale

thanks!

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

You like A Reyes or Eflin over Fulmer?

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
4 years ago

Merrifield FINALLY moved back to the leadoff spot with The Federalist dropped down to fifth. You know… the way it should have been all season. I hope this isn’t just a Yost “playing the match-ups” kind of thing. Playing this silly little game taught me that it’s very easy to over-manage, but you would think professional managers would tinker with their lineups a lot less than we do.

Timmy
Timmy
4 years ago

15 team roto: Yonder Alonso or Josh Bell?

Minagga Mook
Minagga Mook
4 years ago

10tm H2H cats with OPS and 2 UTIL spots Who’s the drop to activate J.Turner? Puig JoMa M.Adams or Conforto

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: So you’d rather own Conforto, Adams and JoMa over Puig? How do you rank those 3?

Minagga Mook
Minagga Mook
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Thanks!

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Looking to snag Blake Parker now since your saying he’s a saves threat..

10 Team 5×5, drop any of the following for him?

Teoscar, Cesar Hernandez, Domingo, Cron?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

How does Houston screw up a 30/15 guy like Domingo? Also, there is no doubt Maddon has done the same with Happ. Scoscia lead the way with Cron and others. Do you agree? Or I am just venting!?

DonnieB
DonnieB
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

Meant Milwaukee

Milarky
Milarky
4 years ago

Drop Piscotty for either Franmil or LoMo?

Milarky
Milarky
Reply to  Milarky
4 years ago

Amended – Drop Piscotty for either Franmil, LoMo or Mini Donkey?

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Pivetta or Flaherty?

Thanks

Steve
Steve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: Flaherty over Maeda? Dodgers are almost unwatchable.

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

Its getting difficult to start some of these guys, but I need to pick 3 this week!

JBerrios vs STL
LCastillo vs CHC
KHendricks @ CIN
CSmith vs LAD
LWeaver vs PHI

Jason Kipnis Sucks
Jason Kipnis Sucks
4 years ago

I know a great spot where Villar could play every day and not suck half as bad as the person he replaces. Wahoo!

Ty
Ty
4 years ago

Do I drop Fulmer and his one start this week for Alex Reyes or grab Eflin off waivers?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
4 years ago

Rank spec closers:

J Johnson, B Parker, Ramos, Rendon,

Nevik Rowe
Nevik Rowe
4 years ago

Cano down :-(. Mancini or Reynolds?

Thanks Grey!

herschel
herschel
4 years ago

@Grey: weekly roto redraft. smoak/mccullers for goldie?

gracias.

dau
dau
4 years ago

Will Gyorko play regularly? Better bench bat than Alen Hanson?

LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
LennyDykstraIsJustMisunderstood
4 years ago

Hey Grey.

Drop Duffy and/ or Sonny Gray never know what you are getting from etheir of these two

for Jack Flaherty or Freddy Peralta?

Thanks

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

I could not have been more wrong about Sonny Gray last week. He looked terrible.

I might have been a little right about Godley in the preseason though.

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

Speaking of losing patience, Rhys Hoskins. I’m still a believer, not going full Judas yet…. but the rooster has crowed at least once. Will it be an infamous ‘sophomore slump’ for the chosen one?

Struggling with who to go with here since they both struggle, Rhysus or Edwin ROS?

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Fogimon
4 years ago

@Fogimon: If he wasn’t struggling these past two weeks and had the same numbers in a more consistent way, would you be as concerned?

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It:

His Sept somewhat foreshadowed this start. Ks were way up, HRs way down. Seems like the league has adjusted. I see a wide variance in his RoS numbers. I’m not a huge believer myself but I wouldn’t be surprised if he picked it up a little.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve: I don’t know, he had a GOOD start and hit safely in 12/13 games until this 2 week lull. His OBP is .414. He’s in a good lineup, in a good park, he’s getting on base. I didn’t think he’d hit 45 HR’s this year but I’m a believer.

That said, tough call with E5. I think they put up similar numbers. Coin flip, like Grey said.

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: I guess not, but in the case of Edwin I’m not as concerned because there is a history of slow starts and hot summers.
We have no history on Rhys other than a historic call up last season and have him ranked with expectations due to that meteoric rise. 2nd time through the league, adjustments are made, etc.

Fogimon
Fogimon
4 years ago

Mancini more than a Schmotato? My patience was wearing thin with him too, so picked up Soler to take his place. Going to be tough to put the shade on Soler now!

This week, pick 2;

Mancini vPHI(2) @BOS(4)
Soler vTB(2) vNYY(2)
Domingo @AZ(3) @MIN(3)
Cespedes vTOR(2) @AZ(3)

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 years ago

[seinfeld voice] What’s the deal with Swanson? I’m admittedly out of the loop on him, but he was just dropped in my 12 team keeper + my current MI is Peraza (Villar on bench).

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 years ago

“Dansby Swanson (wrist) might not be ready to return from the disabled list when he’s first eligible.

Advice: Swanson landed on the disabled list Friday after tweaking his left wrist on a swing last Wednesday. Tests ruled out any structural damage, but he’s dealing with inflammation that will need some time to subside. “Honestly, I haven’t even looked that far in advance,” Swanson said. “I’ve really just tried to stay with the mindset of living right now and [taking things day to day]. Whenever I’m back, I’m back.” Johan Camargo will continue to fill in at shortstop for now.

More: Braves.mlb.com

(Rotoworld.com)”

You’re welcome.

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Cram It
4 years ago

@Cram It: LOL. Meant more in terms of if he’s worth a stash. I see the high babip, but he had a nice HR/SB pace going before the injury, at least as far as an MI slot is concerned.

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
4 years ago

@Duda Want to Build a Snowman?: I know ;) You like stashing crappy to mediocre players. They’re all worth a chance if you have an empty slot. But he’s not currently an upgrade over those 2. I mean, maybe he’s a 10-12 HR/10 steal guy this year? Villar’s pretty garbage but he steal SAGNOF’s.

Chud
Chud
4 years ago

Looking for some solid 3B depth. Trade my Wacha for his Healy in a dynasty?

Thanks!

Cram It
Cram It
4 years ago

God, Quintana is a mess. Great start to my NFBC week!

JC
JC
4 years ago

Was offered Darvish & Vladimir Guerrero for Newcomb & Strickland
12 team 5×5 standard Root. Redraft.

Fogimon
Fogimon
Reply to  JC
4 years ago

@JC: Darvish/Vlad side

Righty
Righty
4 years ago

Drop R Zimm or Ryu (one can be on DL, not both) for Freddy Peralta?

Are we thinking Ryu really is going to come back in July or is this going to be an August thing that turns into a hurt again and never really useful.

FrankGrimes
FrankGrimes
4 years ago

Albies is such a stud.

golfnut
golfnut
4 years ago

Gleybar Torres or Jed Lowrie rest of season?
10 team yahoo h2h

bluemeenie
bluemeenie
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

I have an add/drop in my hitters keeper league coming up for just 1 player and I am looking for someone who can

A. produce points through multi-base hits/HR’s over the rest of the season (or until our ASG 2 players draft)

B. Potentially be someone I may want to keep next year as they may continue to produce at a high level or higher. (this may be more important as I watch Danial Murphy run around like the gimp to first base screaming….”It’s just a flesh wound!!!”)

I have the 4th pick for this and potentially a choice of these players who are still FA’s in our league after it was locked:

Jed Lowrie
Nick Markakis
Kevin Pillar
Asdrubal Cabrera (still not feeling it with him…BABIP is way higher then career avg..by alot)
C.J. Cron – I am leaning towards him as an upgrade for now and also a keeper with high potential…

Got any thoughts?

BTW – I’m not dropping Murphy but i got hit hard this year as Murphy, Lamb, and Turner all started on DL, and now it looks like I may have to worry about Candelario being rested multiple times a week until he gets surgery in the off season…

DonnieB
DonnieB
4 years ago

Is Parker a better saves grab over Ramos or Rendon? I would have to drop Middleton. Ok to do that?

Travis Hafner
Travis Hafner
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: You said earlier Ramos > Rendon… your saying Parker > Rendon > Ramos?

Nightpandas
Nightpandas
4 years ago

Mikolas or Newcomb?

Happy Monday…..

HamPorter
HamPorter
4 years ago

In a 10 team NL only league. We have nine pitcher spots. I have been struggling for strike outs with 4 relief pitchers. I added Peralta for Bettis this morning. I have Strickland, Neris, Ottavino, and Vasquez. I have Flaherty on my reserve, so I have to activate him. Does it make sense to add him for Neris? I have a decent lead on saves. Also, would you add Ramos for Ottavino, with the chance for saves? I really Ottavino’s ERA and WHlP.

Thanks for the help!

HamPorter
HamPorter
Reply to  HamPorter
4 years ago

@HamPorter: my other starters are Strausberg, Quintana, Chatwood, and Hellickson.

HamPorter
HamPorter
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: That’s what I was thinking, but can get reckless at times. Thanks for the help.

Steve
Steve
4 years ago

Keep forever 14T mixed h2h

Prefer Abreu or Goldschmidt? Have Abreu and contemplating trading for Goldy, thinking he might have the better long term value but perhaps the humidor has really sapped Goldy’s power…

Make the trade offer or hold?

Thanks

SteveO
SteveO
4 years ago

Closer question. Would you dump any of these guys for E. Ramos? Tapera, J.Johnson, Osuna, Neris, Clippard, Middleton,

The Harrow
The Harrow
4 years ago

sweet crap, this is awesome! supreme court just ruled that it’s not in their purview to legislate on sports betting, that from 10th amendment this is a state’s realm of choosing. this is ALL kinds of good for sports betting, as far as
1. regulations (no weird “unnatural line movement” when some shark buys off a ref or something of that nature, which has very clearly occurred in the NBA for SURE)
2. ease of use/variety (i.e. competitive lines will soon be findable by anybody in any state that has legal sports betting, which i’d assume will be a LOT of them, it’s free taxed money)

and for the return of online poker this is REALLY huge, it’ll be soon legal for first time, and finally regulated. this can’t be bad for DFS either.

The Harrow
The Harrow
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: oh no no, it’ll BE regulated NOW, other than LV it was just illegal everywhere else. thus the mob/assorted other shady persons ran all sports betting outside of nevada state. NJ seems up next to have regulated legal sports betting.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
4 years ago

Is there a glossary term for when Ian Happ doesn’t start AGAIN on a short slate day?

Clayton Richard had 18 strike outs in a double start week last week.

“A red hot Byron Buxton…” is headline it would be nice to see in the near future.

4020 Report: There are 10 qualified hitters right now with an OBP higher than their slugging percentage. Leaders are Gardner (+.055), Mauer (+.051) and Winker (+.044). Disappointed to see Domingo Santana on the list.

I’m just going to throw out there that Cam Bedrosian has only given up earned runs in 1 of his last 12 appearances. His velocity is down from a couple years ago and his peripherals are awful. On the other hand, Jim Johnson.

OaktownSteve
OaktownSteve
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

I agree with Parker. I did add Bedrock in a really deep league where holds also count.

GrassyKnollRedding
GrassyKnollRedding
Reply to  OaktownSteve
4 years ago

@OaktownSteve: On Happ: Short Stack Off The Breakfast Menu? ; – )

Josh
Josh
4 years ago

One more thing, with guys coming off the DL etc.. I need to drop two of the below OF.

13 Team mixed league. 5×5 + OPS, BB, K’s

Which two should I drop? I was thinking Peralta, Buxton… but Puig been so bad…

Jose Martinez
Puig
Peralta
Buxton
Yelich
Marte
Mancini

thanks!

Josh
Josh
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey:

Thanks Grey

I’ve been a Buxton believer for a while. But damn I hope we don’t need to wait til September again for a breakout….

MediOAKer Matt
MediOAKer Matt
4 years ago

start mahle @ SF (-$0.6) or flaherty @ min (-$6.9) or reynaldo @ PIT (-$4.2) ?

Greg
Greg
4 years ago

@Grey:

When Wainright returns (if) and Reyes is healthy, will they roll with Reyes and Flaherty or go back to Adam….I mean, you see it, I see it, he’s done. Will they acknowledge it?

Cyler
Cyler
4 years ago

Is Reynaldo for real? Should he be owned in a 10 team QS dynasty league?

Whatever
Whatever
4 years ago

Hey Grey,

ROS, do you consider Verlander a legit top 5 SP?

Thanks,

W

Whatever
Whatever
Reply to  Grey
4 years ago

@Grey: I am in a dog fight in a 12 team mixed keeper. I give Vlad G Jr and Rendon ($14) for Verlander ($6) and Andrew Miller ($7)